Obituary for Michael S. Johnson

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Michael S. Johnson

November 12, 1943 - June 6, 2017

Michael S. “Mike” Johnson, age 73 passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 6, 2017 at his home in Nashville.

He was born in Indianapolis on November 12, 1943, to his parents, the late Seldon and Irene (Mosley) Johnson. Mike married Carolyn J. “Janie” (Vaught) Johnson on October 27, 1962 in Franklin, Kentucky.  She preceded him in death on September 17, 2010 after forty-eight years of being his best friend and wife.

He was a 1962 graduate of Brown County High School, and was part of the first class to graduate from the new high school. Mike enjoyed turkey & deer hunting, go-cart racing at Hickory Ridge and in Kentucky, as well as, watching a good western movie. He will be remembered for always wanting to lend a hand and help others. Mike loved having his family nearby, making it easy to spend time together. 

He was a member of the International Operators Union, Local 103 in Indianapolis for more than 40 years. Mike retired in 2009 as the owner and operator of Johnson & Son Excavating in Brown County. Prior to that, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Pearson’s Construction and CPE Mechanical both of Indianapolis.

Mike is survived by his children, Michelle (Gary) Fox, Tina (Robert) Finley, Mary Ross and Michael Ray (Michelle) Johnson all of Nashville; siblings, Paul Johnson of Franklin, Marie (Sam) Bryant of Edinburgh and Pat Thompson of North Vernon, grandchildren, Bobby Fox, Justin, Erica & Araea Finley, Ashley Hamilton, Austin & Shawn Johnson, Robert & Lacey Ross, Bo Nolen and Cole Hoard; and great-grandchildren: Aiden, Landon, Mollie, Conner and Aubrey.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Samuel “P.J.” Johnson on August 3, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Goshen Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mike to the P.J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund,PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Johnson family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: November 12, 1943
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Condolences for Michael Johnson

Little Mike posted on 6/7/17

Love and miss you already even thou we bumped heads all the time


Angela G Fox posted on 6/7/17

I'm so sorry. Mike was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. I have many memories of him when I was growing up. Love to all of you, Angel


Betty Harris Family posted on 6/8/17

I would be there tomorrow. I am so sorry. I love u